Got a Soviet era guitar today

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bionic_man, May 8, 2021.

  1. Bionic_man

    Bionic_man TDPRI Member

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    Last month I ordered a ural guitar off ebay. I had to screw the neck to the body this is my 2 soviet era guitar unlike the 1rst one this is playable it's from 1978
     

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    Cool!

    Reminds me of an old Yamaha or something
     
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    Maybe they got the inspiration from Yamaha's guitar
     
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    Pray tell what was the first one? :)
     
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    It was a ural too.
     
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    Which switch triggers the countdown?
     
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    Always liked the look of those, although the build quality is wildly inconsistent. I do occasionally look them up on Ebay with an idle fantasy about buying one and doing a rebuild, so perhaps one day...

    The Russians had virtually no access to instruments from the West but the border with Japan was a little more open, so there is a definite Japanese influence on them and the Urals very much took inspiration from Yamaha.

    I'm a big fan of Soviet era East German guitars - here's one I picked up earlier in the year:

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    What's the E German brand?
     
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    It's branded Migma - Migma originally a collective of instrument makers who banded together to export instruments before the war, so Migmas can be made by a number of different companies. By the time this guitar was made all East German guitars were supplied to the GDR State in return for a salary for the workers, and the GDR distributed them. It's a crazy era!
     
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